Christchurch City Council

Open Minutes

 

 

Date:                                     Tuesday 20 June 2017

Time:                                    10.10am

Venue:                                 Council Chambers, Civic Offices,
53 Hereford Street, Christchurch

 

 

Present

Chairperson

Deputy Chairperson

Members

Mayor Lianne Dalziel

Deputy Mayor Andrew Turner

Councillor Vicki Buck

Councillor Jimmy Chen

Councillor Phil Clearwater

Councillor Pauline Cotter

Councillor Mike Davidson

Councillor David East

Councillor Anne Galloway

Councillor Jamie Gough

Councillor Yani Johanson

Councillor Aaron Keown

Councillor Glenn Livingstone

Councillor Raf Manji

Councillor Tim Scandrett

Councillor Deon Swiggs

Councillor Sara Templeton

 

 

20 June 2017

 

 

 

Principal Advisor

Dr Karleen Edwards

Chief Executive

Tel: 941 8554

 

Elizabeth Hovell

Hearings Advisor

941 8637

elizabeth.hovell@ccc.govt.nz

www.ccc.govt.nz

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Council Annual Plan 2017 - 18

20 June 2017

 

  

The agenda was dealt with in the following order.

1.   Apologies

Part C

There were no apologies.

2.   Declarations of Interest

Part B

There were no declarations of interest recorded.

3.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes

Part C

Council Resolved CAPL/2017/00004

That the minutes of the Council Annual Plan 2017 - 18 meeting held on Tuesday, 16 May 2017; Thursday, 18 May 2017; Saturday, 20 May 2017 and Monday, 22 May 2017 be confirmed.  

Deputy Mayor/Councillor East                                                                                                                               Carried

 

5.   2017-18 Annual Plan

 

 

Council Resolved CAPL/2017/00005

That the Council:

 

5.1               Receives the information in the report and attachments;

Mayor/Deputy Mayor                                                                                                                                               Carried

 

Council Resolved CAPL/2017/00006

That Standing Orders 18.1, 18.8 and 18.9 be temporarily suspended to enable debate to proceed freely regarding the agenda.

Mayor/Deputy Mayor                                                                                                                                               Carried

 


 

 

Report from Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee - 7 June 2017

4.   Proposed Christchurch City Biodiversity Fund

 

Council Decided CAPL/2017/00007

That the Council:

1.              Receive the information in this report.

2.              Approve the establishment of a Christchurch Biodiversity Fund to provide financial assistance to landowners to maintain and enhance indigenous biodiversity, subject to:

a.              The Council approving grant funding of $200, 000 per annum to the proposed Christchurch Biodiversity Fund, which will be considered for allocation in the 2017/18 draft Annual Plan.

3.              Notes that future grant funding be considered for inclusion in the 2018-2028 Long Term Plan.

4.              Delegate authority to the General Manager Strategy and Transformation to approve the allocation of $80,000 to support landowners in the Sites of Ecological Significance (SES) programme for 2016/17 financial year.

5.              Delegate authority to the Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee to consider and approve applications to the Christchurch Biodiversity Fund.

 

Councillor Cotter/Councillor Templeton                                                                                                            Carried

 

 

5.2   Mayor Dalziel moved, seconded by Deputy Mayor Turner, the Mayor’s recommendations, as set out in Attachment B.

Amendments to the Mayor’s recommendations were dealt with in the following order.


 

 

5.   2017-18 Annual Plan (Continued)

 

Proposal to Amend the Significance and Engagement Policy

 

1.         That the Council:

a.              Resolve not to amend its Significance and Engagement Policy to re-instate City Care Ltd shares as a strategic asset.

Mayor/Deputy Mayor                                                                                                                                                     Lost

The Mayor and Councillors East, Gough, Keown, Manji and Scandrett requested their vote for this  resolution be recorded.

 

Council Resolved CAPL/2017/00008

Proposal to Amend the Significance and Engagement Policy

 

2.         That the Council :

                a.      Resolves to amend its Significance and Engagement Policy to reinstate City Care Ltd                                       shares as a strategic asset.

Councillor Johanson/Councillor Chen                                                                                                                 Carried

Councillors East and Gough requested their votes against this resolution be recorded.

 

New Brighton Hot Salt-Water Pools Project

3.         a.      The proposed additional funding of $11.2 million for the construction of phase 1B of the                       Hot Salt Water pools is deferred for 3 years to allow time to assess the impact of the new     $8 million waterfront playground, the rebuilt $36 million QEII and other associated              regeneration projects in the New Brighton area.

Councillor Davidson/Councillor Templeton                                                                                                             Lost

Councillors Davidson, Johanson, Keown and Templeton requested their votes for this amendment be recorded.

 

Council Resolved CAPL/2017/00009

New Brighton Hot Salt-Water Pools Project

 

4.       That the Council:

a.              Confirm the further funding of $11,200,000 for the Hot Salt-Water Pools Project, noting that $7,300,000 is included in the 2017/18 Annual Plan for the delivery of Phase 1.

b.             Notes that DCL will provide ongoing reports to Council including scope and design and on the coastal hazard/mitigation required for their consents.

Mayor/Deputy Mayor                                                                                                                                               Carried

Councillors Davidson, Johanson, Keown and Templeton requested their votes against this amendment be recorded.

 

Recreation Charges

5.         That the Council:

a.         Support the staff recommendations re free entry to swimming pools for pre-schoolers but with an amendment that this be extended to 5pm weekdays and include weekends.

Councillor Galloway/Councillor Chen                                                                                                                         Lost

 

Council Resolved CAPL/2017/00010

Recreation Charges

 

6.         That the Council:

a.              Add up to $80,000 to the 2017/18 Annual Plan for pre-schoolers and holders of green prescription visiting any swimming pool open between 9am and 3pm on school days to have free entry from September 2017 to April 2018 (one adult accompanying a pre-schooler currently has free entry) to be carried out on a trial basis over the 2017/18 Financial Year.

b.             Noting that the Council are scheduled to receive a report on its Aquatic Facilities Strategy in 2017, and that this report will consider barriers to participation at Council pools and options to address or mitigate these as part of process for the 2018-2028 Long Term Plan.

Mayor/Deputy Mayor                                                                                                                                               Carried

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 12 noon and reconvened at 12.34pm.

 

 

Council Resolved CAPL/2017/00011

Suburban Masterplans

 

7.          That the Council:

a.              Notes staff are working with the relevant community boards to recalibrate the existing suburban master plans to ensure that they are fit-for-purpose.

b.             Noting that the Community Board can recommend the bringing forward of relevant budgets, request that staff report to the Linwood/Central/Heathcote Community Board, as soon as possible, to implement the next consultation phase of the Ferry Road Masterplan Project (WL1), including the integration of other projects along the corridor (including School Zones).

c.              Noting that Linwood Village has a current Masterplan which is not delivering the regeneration opportunities identified by the local communities, request staff to consult with Regenerate Christchurch and provide advice to the Linwood/Central/Heathcote Community Board on the best approach of using the Greater Christchurch Regeneration Act 2016.

d.             Request staff provide advice to community boards as to whether existing regeneration tools may assist in the process.

e.             Notes that any proposed changes to the suburban master plans, resulting from Community Board engagement, will be incorporated into the 2018-2028 Long Term Plan.

f.               Notes that Development Christchurch Limited will be providing advice on each of the suburban master plans.

Mayor/Deputy Mayor                                                                                                                                               Carried

 

 

Councillor East was absent from 12.45pm to 12.54pm and was not present for voting on item 5.2.4.

 

 

School Speed Zones

 

8.         That the Council:

 

a.              Add $250,000 to the Annual Plan to deliver an additional six school speed zones in 2017-18 (up to nine, from three) to allow the programme to be accelerated and all schools currently on the waiting-list to have speed zones installed.

b.             Requires a report back from staff on options for implementing school speed zone more efficiently.

Cr Chen/Cr Swiggs                                                                                                                                                             Lost

 

Council Resolved CAPL/2017/00012

School Speed Zones

 

9.          That the Council:

a.              Add $123,000 in capital expenditure in the 2017/18 Annual Plan for the accelerated implementation of at least six school speed zones in the 2017/18 year and requests staff consider additional options, such as permanent speed zone changes, to access greater cost efficiencies in implementing school speed zones.

Mayor/Deputy Mayor                                                                                                                                               Carried

 

Council Resolved CAPL/2017/00013

Parks Maintenance and Biodiversity

 

10.       That the Council:

a.              Add $230,000 in operational expenditure in the 2017/18 Annual Plan to fund an additional three Urban Park Rangers to enable a more proactive approach for parks maintenance.

b.             Notes the provision of additional Urban Park Rangers is an initial response. In-depth service reviews will occur as part of the development of the Long Term Plan 2018-2028.

c.              Increase its Parks and Playground Reactive Maintenance Budget by doubling the amount for the 2017/18 financial year (an additional $180,000).

Mayor/Deputy Mayor                                                                                                                                               Carried

 

Council Resolved CAPL/2017/00014

Parks and Playgrounds

 

11.     That the Council:

a.             Bring forward the Scarborough Playground Renewal Programme to the 2017/18 Financial Year, with a capital expenditure of $450,000, on the condition that the proposed private donation of $100,000 for the Playground Renewal is received in the first quarter of 2017/18.

b.             Notes this expenditure can be met from other projects and will not have a rates impact.

c.              Note that the Woolston Park Playground is proceeding and is funded through the existing Delivery Package for Play and Recreation Facilities in 2017/18.

d.             Ask staff to prepare advice on the Templeton Domain Playground upgrade that includes projects that already on budget and new playground equipment and report to the Halswell/Hornby/Riccarton Community Board.

e.             Note that Buchan Park remains as per the original Long Term Plan in years 2018/19 and 2019/20.

f.               Note that staff are preparing a Playground Network Plan which will help inform decision making.

Mayor/Deputy Mayor                                                                                                                                               Carried

 

Council Resolved CAPL/2017/00015

Redwood Plunket Room

 

12.       That the Council:

 

a.         Add an additional $45,000 capital expenditure to the existing proposed budget of $30,000 ($75,000 in total) for the repair of the Redwood Plunket Room for the 2017/18 financial year.

Councillor Davidson/Councillor Templeton                                                                                                      Carried

 

Council Resolved CAPL/2017/00016

Event Funding

 

13.       That the Council:

 

a.              Request staff prepare a report on event funding as part of the 2018-28 Long Term Plan process, noting that Council:

 

(i)        Has provided an additional $35,000 in operational expenditure to the Christchurch Children’s Christmas Parade in the 2017/18 Annual Plan, and

(ii)       Approved $200,000 in operational expenditure to provide additional support to Major Events Funding.

Mayor/Deputy Mayor                                                                                                                                               Carried

 

Council Resolved CAPL/2017/00017

Homelessness

 

14.       That the Council:

a.              Requests early advice from staff about existing options and tools the Council has to address the issue of people sleeping rough in the City.

b.             Requests staff to continue working with other agencies to identify the key issues contributing to homelessness and potential solutions for consideration as part of the 2018-2028 Long Term Plan.

c.              Note that Council does have the capacity to make changes to its budget, should the need arise, in the period before the Long Term Plan.

Mayor/Deputy Mayor                                                                                                                                               Carried

 

Council Resolved CAPL/2017/00018

Housing

 

15.       That the Council:

             a.      Refer the submission from David Close (number 16367) to the Housing Taskforce.

Deputy Mayor/Councillor Livingstone                                                                                                                Carried

 

Council Resolved CAPL/2017/00019

Rates

 

16.       That the Council:

             a.      Request staff to report back on existing processes in relation to work in the public                                    domain and on options for how businesses unreasonably adversely impacted by Council                    works could be addressed.

Councillor Swiggs/Councillor Johanson                                                                                                              Carried

 

Council Resolved CAPL/2017/00020

Central City

 

17.       That the Council:

             a.      Request staff to report to the Development Forum with options to support up to two           hours’ free off-street parking in the central city.

Councillor Gough/Councillor Swiggs                                                                                                                    Carried

 

 

Aquatic Facilities Funding

 

18.       That the funding for the Linwood/Woolston Pool and South West Leisure Centre is deferred for one year to the 2018/19 financial year, and the viability, size and scale of these two aquatics facilities is considered through the 2018-2028 Long Term Plan process following the review of an updated City Wide Aquatics Facilities Plan.

Councillor Davidson/Councillor Gough                                                                                                                      Lost

 

 

Council Resolved CAPL/2017/00021

Community Groups, Grants and Support

 

19.       That the Council:

a.         Increase the operational expenditure funding for the Christchurch Central Business Association from $60,000 to $100,000 for the 2017/18 year.

b.         Provide a capital grant of up to $50,000 to the Spencer Park Surf Life Saving Club to enable the connection of the Club’s new building to a potable water supply.

c.         Provide $10,000 in operational expenditure for Little River community planning

d.         Provides a grant of $20,000 to the Edgeware Pool Group for the detailed design and costing of their Community Pool project at 43A Edgeware Road and requests that staff work with them to assist with their project.

Mayor/Deputy Mayor                                                                                                                                               Carried

Councillor Johanson requested his vote against clause (a) be recorded.

 

 

Council Resolved CAPL/2017/00022

Those amendments carried above become part of the substantive motion.

That the Council:

5.2          Adopts the Mayor’s amended recommendations as follows:

 

Proposal to Amend the Significance and Engagement Policy

 

That the Council:

a.         Resolves to amend its Significance and Engagement Policy to reinstate City Care           Ltd shares as a strategic asset.

 

New Brighton Hot Salt-Water Pools Project

 

That the Council:

a.         Confirm the further funding of $11,200,000 for the Hot Salt-Water Pools Project, noting that $7,300,000 is included in the 2017/18 Annual Plan for the delivery of Phase 1.

b.         Notes that DCL will provide ongoing reports to Council including scope and design and on the coastal hazard/mitigation required for their consents.


 

Recreation Charges

 

That the Council:

a.         Add up to $80,000 to the 2017/18 Annual Plan for pre-schoolers and holders of green              prescription visiting any swimming pool open between 9am and 3pm on school days to        have free entry from September 2017 to April 2018 (one adult accompanying a pre-             schooler currently has free entry) to be carried out on a trial basis over the 2017/18              Financial Year.

b.         Noting that the Council are scheduled to receive a report on its Aquatic Facilities              Strategy in 2017, and that this report will consider barriers to participation at Council              pools and options to address or mitigate these as part of process for the 2018-2028              Long Term Plan.

 

Port Hills Fire Recovery

 

That the Council:

                a.      Add an additional $949,000 operational expenditure and $345,000 capital expenditure in                          the 2017/18 Annual Plan for the implementation of the Port Hills Recovery Plan.

 

Suburban Masterplans

 

That the Council:

a.         Notes staff are working with the relevant community boards to recalibrate the existing suburban master plans to ensure that they are fit-for-purpose.

b.         Noting that the Community Board can recommend the bringing forward of relevant budgets, request that staff report to the Linwood/Central/Heathcote Community Board, as soon as possible, to implement the next consultation phase of the Ferry Road Masterplan Project (WL1), including the integration of other projects along the corridor (including School Zones).

c.         Noting that Linwood Village has a current Masterplan which is not delivering the regeneration opportunities identified by the local communities, request staff to consult with Regenerate Christchurch and provide advice to the Linwood/Central/Heathcote Community Board on the best approach of using the Greater Christchurch Regeneration Act 2016.

d.         Request staff provide advice to community boards as to whether existing regeneration tools may assist in the process.

e.         Notes that any proposed changes to the suburban master plans, resulting from Community Board engagement, will be incorporated into the 2018-2028 Long Term Plan.

f.          Notes that Development Christchurch Limited will be providing advice on each of the suburban master plans.

 

Intersection Improvements and Streets Renewals

 

That the Council:

a.             Request staff prepare a report by 30 September 2017 to enable Council to agree a                       prioritisation framework, to inform city-wide, needs-based planning of the following:

i.          Streets and footpath renewals

ii.         Intersection improvements.

b.             Requests staff carry out a corridor assessment of Harewood Road, from Johns Road to Greers Road, and other relevant roads to inform future decisions about mitigating perceived traffic and pedestrian safety risks in this area.

i.            Notes the cost of the corridor assessment can be met from within existing operational budgets.

ii.           Requests that any high priority intersection improvements that are identified as necessary to address safety risks will be actioned in 2017/18 funded from within existing budgets.

iii.        Requests that full costings for the installation of traffic lights and pedestrian safety facilities and the impact of the planned major cycleway be provided as part of the assessment.

c.              Requests staff investigate improvements to the Barrington Street exit of Barrington Mall in the 2017/18 year, noting that any improvements can be incorporated within existing budgets.

d.             Requests staff seek expressions of interest from suburban inner city residents associations to participate in a trial ’living street’ approach to regeneration in 2017/18.

i.             Request staff provide a report to Council on the ‘living street’ trial including recommendations to inform consideration of a ‘living street’ programme as part of the 2018-2028 Long Term Plan.

 

An Accessible City

 

That the Council:

a.              Request that staff report back on options for work on these streets prior to any work proceeding. The Council expects staff to work closely with all stakeholders in planning and implementing any works.

 

Coastal Pathway

 

That the Council:

a.         Bring forward the Moncks Bay section of the Coastal Pathway works, alongside the              proposed Boat Shed, to be delivered within the existing capital budget, from the              2018/19 year to the 2017/18 year to ensure the project is aligned with the              redevelopment of the Christchurch Yacht Club’s base.

b.         Request staff report to the Council by the end of August 2017 on options to assist the              Christchurch Yacht Club in completing construction of its replacement base, in              recognition of the public amenity and use offered by the development which is              adjacent to the Coastal Pathway, noting a provisional allocation has been included in              the Annual Plan 2017/18 but this cannot be accessed until the Council has received and     made a decision on the options report.

 

School Speed Zones

 

That the Council:

a.              Add $123,000 in capital expenditure in the 2017/18 Annual Plan for the accelerated             implementation of at least six school speed zones in the 2017/18 year and requests             staff consider additional options, such as permanent speed zone changes, to access             greater cost efficiencies in implementing school speed zones.

 

Tram Extension

 

That the Council:

a.         Notes staff are due to report to Council in August 2017 on the extension of the tram              line to High Street and any further extension of the tram line beyond High Street to be       considered as part of the 2018-2028 Long Term Plan.

b.         Notes staff are confident that the timing of the extension of the tram line to High              Street can be aligned with nearby construction.

 

Parks Maintenance and Biodiversity

 

That the Council:

a.         Add $230,000 in operational expenditure in the 2017/18 Annual Plan to fund an              additional three Urban Park Rangers to enable a more proactive approach for parks              maintenance.

b.         Notes the provision of additional Urban Park Rangers is an initial response. In-depth              service reviews will occur as part of the development of the Long Term Plan 2018-2028.

c.         Increase its Parks and Playground Reactive Maintenance Budget by doubling the              amount for the 2017/18 financial year (an additional $180,000).

That the Council:

a.         Notes its approval of the establishment of a budget of $200,000 in operational                             expenditure in the 2017/18 Annual Plan, allocated on an annual basis for the                             Christchurch Biodiversity Fund.

 

Parks and Playgrounds

 

That the Council:

a.         Bring forward the Scarborough Playground Renewal Programme to the 2017/18 Financial Year, with a capital expenditure of $450,000, on the condition that the proposed private donation of $100,000 for the Playground Renewal is received in the first quarter of 2017/18.

b.         Notes this expenditure can be met from other projects and will not have a rates impact.

c.         Note that the Woolston Park Playground is proceeding and is funded through the existing Delivery Package for Play and Recreation Facilities in 2017/18.

d.         Ask staff to prepare advice on the Templeton Domain Playground upgrade that includes projects that already on budget and new playground equipment and report to the Halswell/Hornby/Riccarton Community Board.

e.         Note that Buchan Park remains as per the original Long Term Plan in years 2018/19 and 2019/20.

f.          Note that staff are preparing a Playground Network Plan which will help inform decision making.

 

360 Trail

 

That the Council:

a.              Bring forward $416,160 in capital expenditure from 2018/19 to 2017/18 to enable the section of the 360 trail around the Estuary Edge to be completed in 2017/18.

b.             Notes this expenditure can be met from other projects and will not have a rates impact.

 

Southshore and South New Brighton

 

That the Council:

a.         Direct the Chief Executive to report back to Council by 30 August 2017 with an initial evaluation of the feasibility of the OCEL Consultants Ltd's proposal for the Estuary Edge Protection at Southshore, and whether there are any other alternative options for short-term measures to address concerns raised by the community. The report back from the Chief Executive should include what statutory, planning or consenting mechanisms may be required to allow estuary edge protections (of any form) to be legally constructed; and should also include any assessment of the OCEL proposal undertaken by Regenerate Christchurch.

b.         Request Regenerate Christchurch to review their proposed timeframes for regeneration planning for Southshore, with the view to bringing these forward.

c.         Direct the Chief Executive to report back to Council by 30 August 2017 on a proposed approach for the Council to lead and expedite the regeneration planning for earthquake related damage to the area of South New Brighton.

 

Harrington Park Toilets

 

That the Council:

a.         Add $115 000 in capital expenditure for the provision of public toilets at Harrington Park.

b.         Notes that Harrington Park meets the policy requirements for the provision of public toilets and that this expenditure can be met from other projects and will not have a rates impact.

 

Stanley Park

 

That the Council:

a.         Bring forward $53 000 in capital expenditure, over and above the projected carry-forward, for the Stanley Park Renewal Programme.

b.         Notes this expenditure can be met from other projects and will not have a rates impact.

 

Diamond Harbour and Akaroa Wharf Improvements

 

That the Council:

a.         Request staff to prepare advice about bringing forward the $3 500 000 in capital expenditure budgeted for the rebuild of the Diamond Harbour Wharf (with improved access for people with disabilities) from 2024 for consideration as part of the 2018-2028 Long Term Plan process.

b.         Notes that the repair/rebuild of Akaroa Wharf will be considered as part of the Long Term Plan 2018-2028.

 

Nurses’ Memorial Chapel

 

That the Council:

a.         Agrees to the correction and reinstatement of the original capital expenditure budget                             for the Nurses Memorial Chapel repairs, noting that the draft Annual Plan 2017/18                              incorrectly proposed deferring the funding for this project from 2017/18 to 2018/19, as                        resolved by the Council on 9 May 2017.

 

Community Centres

 

That the Council:

a.         Bring the rebuild of Shirley Community Centre forward to the 2018/19 year, from 2021/22 and 2022/23 years, as part of the 2018-2028 Long Term Plan process to demonstrate the Council’s commitment to providing appropriate community facilities in this area.

b.         Notes the Council’s ongoing commitment to the provision of the interim community facility in partnership with the Lions at MacFarlane Park.

 

Heritage Assets

 

That the Council:

a.         Notes that staff are reporting to Council on a baseline report on Heritage facilities (prioritisation; current status etc.) in August 2017.

b.         Requests staff provide a report on the repair options (including future use, funding and ownership) of heritage assets owned by the Council such as the Provincial Council Chambers and Our City Ōtautahi to inform decision making as part of the 2018-2028 Long Term Plan process.

 

Community Groups, Grants and Support

 

That the Council:

a.         Increase the operational expenditure funding for the Christchurch Central Business Association from $60,000 to $100,000 for the 2017/18 year.

b.         Provide a capital grant of up to $50,000 to the Spencer Park Surf Life Saving Club to enable the connection of the Club’s new building to a potable water supply.

c.         Provide $10,000 in operational expenditure for Little River community planning

d.         Provides a grant of $20,000 to the Edgeware Pool Group for the detailed design and costing of their Community Pool project at 43A Edgeware Road and requests that staff work with them to assist with their project.

That the Council:

a.              Request staff prepare a report on event funding as part of the 2018-28 Long Term Plan process, noting that Council:

(i)             Has provided an additional $35,000 in operational expenditure to the Christchurch Children’s Christmas Parade in the 2017/18 Annual Plan, and

(ii)           Approved $200,000 in operational expenditure to provide additional support to Major Events Funding.

 

Homelessness

 

That the Council:

a.         Requests early advice from staff about existing options and tools the Council has to address the issue of people sleeping rough in the City.

b.             Requests staff to continue working with other agencies to identify the key issues contributing to homelessness and potential solutions for consideration as part of the 2018-2028 Long Term Plan.

c.              Note that Council does have the capacity to make changes to its budget, should the need arise, in the period before the Long Term Plan.

 

School of Gymnastics

 

That the Council:

a.         Notes its support in principle to support the School of Gymnastics rebuilding programme.

b.         Request staff to prepare a report by 31 August 2017 on options available to the Council.

 

Land Drainage: Waterway Improvements

 

That the Council:

a.         Endorses the funding provided for 2017/18 within the current Long Term Plan.

b.         Include an additional $50 000 in operating expenditure in the 2017/18 Annual Plan to ensure Council meets its obligations to maintain and enhance the waterways, riparian strip and esplanade at Clearwater.

c.         Requests staff to provide information on the Water Zone Committees’ work programmes and funding for waterway improvements to be considered as part of the 2018-2028 Long Term Plan.

 

Targeted Rates

 

That the Council:

a.         Requests a report from staff about whether targeted rates can be used to contribute to                        funding for localised services which are outside the Council’s responsibility, such as the                     Akaroa Health Hub.

 

Redwood Plunket Room

 

That the Council:

a.         Add an additional $45,000 capital expenditure to the existing proposed budget of                             $30,000 ($75,000 in total) for the repair of the Redwood Plunket Room for the 2017/18                             financial year.

 

Housing

 

That the Council:

a.              Refer the submission from David Close (number 16367) to the Housing Taskforce.

 

Rates

 

That the Council

a.         Request staff to report back on existing processes in relation to work in the public                             domain and on options for how businesses unreasonably adversely impacted by                             Council works could be addressed.

 

Central City

 

That the Council:

a.         Request staff to report to the Development Forum with options to support up to two                             hours’ free off-street parking in the central city.

Mayor/Deputy Mayor                                                                                                                                              Carried

 

 

Council Resolved CAPL/2017/00023

That the Council readopt standing orders 18.1, 18.8 and 18.9 at 3.08pm.

Mayor/Deputy Mayor                                                                                                                                               Carried

 

The meeting adjourned at 3.11pm at which point the Mayor left the meeting. 

The meeting reconvened at 4.02pm with the Deputy Mayor assuming the Chair.

 

Annual Plan Items 5.3 - 5.7

 

Council Resolved CAPL/2017/00024

That the Council:

5.3       Adopts the summary of the rates impact of the proposed changes to the draft 2017-18 Annual Plan set out in Attachment C;

5.4       Adopts the proposed changes to the Council’s capital programme in the draft 2017-18 Annual Plan set out in Attachment D;

5.5       Adopts the proposed changes to the Council’s operating expenditure in the draft 2017-18 Annual Plan set out in Attachment E;

5.6       Adopts the proposed changes to the policies, fees and charges in the draft 2017-18 Annual Plan set out in Attachment F;

5.7       Adopts the minor changes to levels of service set out in Attachment G;

Deputy Mayor/Councillor Scandrett                                                                                                                   Carried

Councillors Johanson and Swiggs asked that their votes be recorded against the capital expenditure for Hagley Oval.

 

Annual Plan Item 5.8

 

Council Resolved CAPL/2017/00025

5.8       Adopts the 2017-18 Annual Plan, comprising the draft 2017-18 Annual Plan, the                             Mayor’s recommendations, and the changes set out in Attachments C, D, E, F, and G                             noting the amendment to the General Rates decimal charge.

Deputy Mayor/Councillor East                                                                                                                               Carried

 

Annual Plan Items 5.9 - 5.12

 

Council Resolved CAPL/2017/00026

5.9       Authorises the Chief Financial Officer and the Head of Financial Management (jointly)                             to borrow in accordance with the Liability Management Policy sufficient funds to                             enable the Council to meet its funding requirements as set out in the 2017-18 Annual                             Plan;

5.10    Authorises the Chief Financial Officer to make any amendments required to ensure the                     published 2017-18 Annual Plan aligns with the resolutions passed by Council;

5.11    Applies Option 2 of Clause 6(3) of the Canterbury Earthquake (Rating) Order 2012 (as                             extended by the Greater Christchurch Regeneration Act 2016);

5.12    Grants an exemption under section 7 of the Local Government Act 2002 in respect of                             Tuam Limited, a Council-Controlled Organisation.

Deputy Mayor/Councillor Cotter                                                                                                                          Carried

 

 

 

 

 

Council Resolved CAPL/2017/00027

5.8       Adopts the 2017-18 Annual Plan, comprising the draft 2017-18 Annual Plan, the Mayor’s recommendations, and the changes set out in Attachments C, D, E, F, and G noting the amendment to the General Rates decimal charge.

Deputy Mayor/Councillor East                                                                                                                               Carried

 

Council Resolved CAPL/2017/00028

5.9       Authorises the Chief Financial Officer and the Head of Financial Management (jointly) to borrow in accordance with the Liability Management Policy sufficient funds to enable the Council to meet its funding requirements as set out in the 2017-18 Annual Plan;

5.10    Authorises the Chief Financial Officer to make any amendments required to ensure the published 2017-18 Annual Plan aligns with the resolutions passed by the Council;

5.11    Applies Option 2 of Clause 6(3) of the Canterbury Earthquake (Rating) Order 2012 (as extended by the Greater Christchurch Regeneration Act 2016);

5.12    Grants an exemption under section 7 of the Local Government Act 2002 in respect of Tuam Limited, a Council-Controlled Organisation.

Deputy Mayor/Councillor Cotter                                                                                                                          Carried

 

Annual Plan Item 5.13 - 5.16

 

Council Resolved CAPL/2017/00029

5.13    Having set out rates information in the Funding Impact Statement contained in the 2017-18 Annual Plan (adopted by the above resolutions) the Council proposes to set and assess those rates and for that purpose:

5.14    Resolves to set the following rates under the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002 for the 2017-18 financial year, commencing on 1 July 2017 and ending on 30 June 2018 (all statutory references being to  the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002):

a.         a uniform annual general charge under section 15(1)(b) of $117.56 (incl. GST) per separately used or uninhabited part of a rating unit;

b.        a general rate under sections 13(2)(b) and 14 set differentially based on property type, as follows:

Differential Category

Basis for Liability

Rate Factor (incl. GST)

(cents/$ capital value)

Standard

Capital Value

0.298450

Business

Capital Value

0.495427

Remote Rural

(Farming and Forestry)

Capital Value

0.223838

c.         a water supply targeted rate under section 16(3)(b) and 16(4)(b) set differently depending on whether a property is connected or capable of connection to the on-demand water reticulation system as follows:

Differential Category

Basis for Liability

Rate Factor (incl. GST)

(cents/$ capital value)

Connected (full charge)

Capital Value

0.040580

Serviceable (half charge)

Capital Value

0.020290

 

d.        a restricted water supply targeted rate under sections 16(3)(b) and 16(4)(a) on all rating units with one or more connections to restricted water supply systems of $183.60 (incl. GST) for each standard level of service received by a rating unit.

e.        a land drainage targeted rate under sections 16(3)(b) and 16(4)(a) on all rating units in the serviced area of 0.034435 cents per dollar of capital value (incl. GST);

f.          a sewerage targeted rate under sections 16(3)(b) and 16(4)(a) on all rating units in the serviced area of 0.069581 cents per dollar of capital value (incl. GST);

g.         a waste minimisation targeted rate under sections 16(3)(b) and 16(4)(b) set differentially depending on whether a full or partial service is provided, as follows:

Differential Category

Basis for Liability

Rate Charge (incl. GST)

Full service

Per separately used or inhabited part of a rating unit

$144.83

Partial service

Per separately used or inhabited part of a rating unit

$108.63

Note:

The full service charge is assessed on every separately used or inhabited part of a rating unit in the serviced area.  The partial service charge is assessed on every separately used or inhabited part of a rating unit outside the kerbside collection area, where a limited depot collection service is available (75% of the full rate).  Where ratepayers elect and the Council agrees, additional levels of service may be provided.  Each additional level of service will be rated at the full service charge.

 

h.        a water supply fire connection targeted rate under sections 16(3)(b) and 16(4)(a) on all rating units receiving the benefit of a water supply fire connection of $111.75 (incl. GST) per connection;

i.           an excess water supply volumetric targeted rate under section 19(2)(a) set for all rating units connected to a water supply and metered for a commercial water supply (and including water supplied to land under single ownership on a single certificate of title and used for 3 or more household residential units) during the rating year of $0.75 (incl GST) per m3 or any part of a m3 for consumption in excess of that assessed by the water supply targeted rate for each rating unit.

         For example, if a rating unit is assessed $750 for the water supply targeted rate, that rating unit’s consumption allocation is 1,000m3 ($750 divided by 75c/m3).  Liability for the excess water supply volumetric targeted rate commences when consumption commences of the 1001st cubic metre by that rating unit.

 

j.          an active travel targeted rate under section 16(3)(a) and 16(4)(a) of $20 (incl. GST) per separately used or inhabited part of a rating unit;

5.15    Resolves that all rates be due in four instalments, and sets the following due dates for payment:

Instalment

1

2

3

4

Area 1

15 August 2017

15 November 2017

15 February 2018

15 May 2018

Area 2

15 September 2017

15 December 2017

15 March 2018

15 June 2018

Area 3

31 August 2017

30 November 2017

28 February 2018

31 May 2018

                Where the instalment areas are defined geographically as follows:

Area 1

Area 2

Area 3

Includes generally the Central City and the suburbs of St Albans, Merivale, Mairehau, Papanui, Riccarton, Addington, Spreydon, Sydenham, Beckenham, Opawa and Banks Peninsula.

Includes generally the suburbs of Shirley, New Brighton, Linwood, Woolston, Mt Pleasant, Sumner, Cashmere and Heathcote.

Includes generally the suburbs of Belfast, Redwood, Parklands, Harewood, Avonhead, Bishopdale, Ilam, Fendalton, Hornby, Templeton and Halswell

 

5.16    Resolves to add the following penalties to unpaid rates:

k.         a penalty of 10 per cent will be added to any portion of any instalment not paid for instalments one to four on the following dates:

Instalment

1

2

3

4

Area 1

18 August 2017

21 November 2017

20 February 2018

18 May 2018

Area 2

20 September 2017

20 December 2017

20 March 2018

20 June 2018

Area 3

5 September 2017

5 December 2017

5 March 2018

6 June 2018

 

l.           an additional penalty of 10 per cent will be added on 1 October 2017 to any rates assessed, and penalties added, before 1 July 2017 and which remain unpaid on 1 October 2017;

m.      a further penalty of 10 per cent will be added if any rates to which a penalty has been added under (l) above remain unpaid on 1 April 2018.

Deputy Mayor/Councillor Manji                                                                                                                           Carried

 

 

    

Meeting concluded at 4.08pm.

 

CONFIRMED THIS 6TH DAY OF JULY 2017

 

Mayor Lianne Dalziel

Chairperson